Part of speech: noun

Fundamentals; necessities; as, the substanlials of life.

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Usage examples "substantials":

  1. " Talking of substantials," said Mrs. Landholm, " there's wood wanting to be got. - "Hills of the Shatemuc", Susan Warner.
  2. Golden and crimson wines shone in the carved decanters; great silver baskets of fruit were strewn about, with piles of cakes and confectionery- not to speak of more solid substantials, wherein the heart of every true Englishman delighteth. - "The Midnight Queen", May Agnes Fleming.